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Definition of Resign

  RESIGN   verb, transitive
To renounce an honor for an advantage.  To renounce an advantage for a greater advantage.
  'Twas rumored Leonard Wood had signed
      A true renunciation
  Of title, rank and every kind
      Of military station --
      Each honorable station.

  By his example fired -- inclined
      To noble emulation,
  The country humbly was resigned
      To Leonard's resignation --
      His Christian resignation.

Politian Greame

Devil's Dictionarydefinition from:
The Devil's Dictionary
by Ambrose Bierce, 1911


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